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TABUK CITY, Kalinga – Around 75 beneficiaries in the city were provided with P15,000.00 Livelihood Assistance Grant (LAG, under the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP), during a pay-out today, August 17, as a seed capital for their identified income-generating projects or additional capital to their existing micro-enterprise ventures.
Tabuk City Social Welfare and Development Officer Susana Daluping said that personnel from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Regional Office distributed the grant in cash to the beneficiaries.
Daluping said the assistance is provided to families whose livelihood were affected by the pandemic to help them in their ‘recovery stage’.
“Since it is given in cash, mausar kuma a dagos jay kwarta da for their livelihood. So naikkan da ti at least seven days tapnu ag-liquidate ket ited da iti resibo iti DSWD. Daytoy ket tapnu maisiguardo a mausar jay kwarta para iti pagbiyagan da ta isu ti purpose na jay assistance,” Dalutag said.
The Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) requires that at least one family member is an informal economic worker whose livelihood, occupation, or work, has been affected by the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).
Eligibility of the beneficiaries were assessed by the DSWD and those who qualified were listed as recipients of the grant. LAG may be released either in cash and delivered through door-to-door or on a designated site of pay-out, or any mode convenient and safe for both the staff and beneficiaries.
Aside from the Livelihood Assistance Grant, the government has also provided other recovery assistance program such as the Survival and Recovery Assistance Program of the Department of Agriculture, COVID 19 Pondo para sa Pagbabago at Pag Asenso Enterprise Rehab fund (COVID 19 P3-ERF) and Livelihood Seeding Program Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay of the Department of Trade Industry. By GGD